The book Community and public health nursing promoting the public Health is written by Cherie Rector. Barbara Spradley began the first edition of this book in 1981, and the ninth edition of Community and Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Public’s Health continues to provide undergraduate nursing students with an introduction to public health and population-centered nursing in the community. community. Nursing in community settings can include sites such as public health departments, schools, correctional facilities, community organizations, churches and parishes, as well as industrial or commercial settings. Although most newly graduated nurses plan to work in hospital and acute care settings, especially since most of their education has focused on that end, it is still important to provide a strong foundation in public and community health nursing. That content is what distinguished college-prepared nurses from the hospital or graduate nurses from the beginning, and it remains an important area of practice. Knowledge of public health nursing provides new nurses with a broader approach to patient care (eg, families, aggregates, communities, populations, and not just individual patients). Although a recent graduate may choose to work in a hospital setting, it is still important that the nurse discharging the patient understands the patient’s unique circumstances and how to best join the patient and family in working to prevent further illness. and promote better health. To help students better understand the “whole” patient, examples and information are provided throughout this book that will broaden their understanding of patients and enable them to provide more effective nursing care, wherever they choose to work. . Population-focused tools and interventions are needed in acute care as infection rates continue to rise and nurse-sensitive outcome indicators are closely monitored. Failure to pay for medical errors or early hospital readmissions is becoming the norm, and nurses are involved in quality improvement and patient safety at all levels of practice and in all practice settings.
In the process of learning public health nursing, it is hoped that a spark will be ignited in those nursing students who are interested in this nursing specialty and its rich history. Public health nurses often work in a more autonomous practice setting and are able to make a real impact on the overall health status of their communities through large-scale interventions and political advocacy. Nurses working in the community are important role models for social justice and are on the front lines of communicable disease prevention and control.
- NEW! The QSEN sections link key concepts from the chapter with quality and safety competencies, such as patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics, to help students understand the importance of these concepts.
- NEW! Application to Population Health explores the concepts of the chapter from a population-centered point of view and offers current examples of effective population-based interventions. What do you think? encourages students to reflect on current thought-provoking issues or dilemmas, enhancing critical thinking skills. Evidence-Based Practice demonstrates how current research examples can be applied to community/public health nursing practice to achieve optimal outcomes. The Case Files presents case study scenarios with application-based questions, challenging students to reflect on assessment and intervention. Perspectives from nursing students, novice nurses and public health experts, faculty members, policymakers, and clients cover the most common misconceptions about community health nursing and the link between skills in all settings. Healthy People 2020 highlights relevant goals and objectives to promote health. Critical thinking activities at the end of each chapter challenge students, promote critical thinking skills and encourage active participation in solving community health problems.
- Unique prevention level pyramid boxes address a chapter topic and describe nursing actions at each of the three prevention levels to help students understand this basic community health nursing concept.
Text content is embedded in two integrated digital learning solutions: Lippincott CoursePoint for pre-licensing programs and Lippincott RN to BSN Online for post-licensing programs, which feature a case-based experiential instructional design aligned with the ninth edition approach.
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About the Author
Dr. Cherie Rector is a California native and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nursing at California State University, Bakersfield. While there, she served as Senior Lecturer in Community Health Nursing, Director of the School Nurse Credentials Program, and the RN to BSN Program, helping to develop and revise the curriculum in those areas. She also served in an administrative position as Director of Allied Health and the Disabled Students Program at the College of the Sequoias. She has also been the Coordinator of the School Nurse Credential Program and the RN to BSN Program at California State University, Fresno, overseeing curriculum development in those areas. Undergraduate teaching areas have included Community Health Nursing, Health Foundations/Assessment, Health Education, and Leadership; graduate courses have consisted of community health nursing, research, vulnerable populations, family theories, interprofessional development, and school nursing. She has served as a consultant to school districts and hospitals in the areas of children’s health, research, and evidence-based practice, and has served on various state, local, and national boards and in leadership roles in professional nursing organizations. Throughout her career, Dr. Rector has practiced in school and community health nursing settings and acute care neonatal nursing. Her grants, research, publications, and presentations have focused primarily on child and adolescent health, school nursing, public health nursing, nursing education, and disadvantaged students. She earned an associate degree in nursing from the College of the Sequoias and a bachelor of science in nursing from the Consortium of California State Universities, Long Beach. She completed a Master of Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Health) and a School Nurse Credential from California State University, Fresno. His doctorate in educational psychology is from the University of Southern California. She is an active member of the American Public Health Association, the Western Institute of Nursing, and the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators. Dr. Rector and her husband have three adult sons, eight grandsons, and three granddaughters.
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This highly visual, the student-friendly text expands students’ viewpoints from the nurse-client relationship to a population approach. Recognizing that population-focused tools and interventions are needed in acute care as infection rates continue to rise and nurse-sensitive outcome indicators are closely monitored, Cherie Rector weaves together meaningful real-life examples, cases, and perspectives to help students understand that transitions in care are critical in today’s health care system. Covering a multitude of community and public settings, situations, and populations, the book helps students learn about health promotion, disease prevention (not just treatment), and the protection of at-risk populations, including the elderly. , the LGBT community, and veterans.
|Book Name||Community and public health nursing promoting the Public Health|
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